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Snorkeling Sebastian Inlet

Sebastian Inlet State Park is one of the finest state parks in Florida. The rock-lined inlet is flanked by high-energy beaches, and the north jetty is home to the most famous surfing spot in the state.

Snorkeling is done in the inlet along the edge where rocks create habitat for fish and marine life. The current is strong, so it is not a recommended snorkeling spot for the inexperienced. However, there is a sheltered lagoon that is appropriate for beginners and children.

I've not snorkeled this spot, but I have observed quite a few people snorkeling the inlet. The basic technique is to climb down the rocks and enter the water "upstream" on the incoming tide (you don't want to get carried out to sea on the outgoing tide) and let the current carry you along. I did see several people swimming upstream against the current, so it is possible for a strong snorkeler with swim fins. You'll see dolphins, manatees, and some pretty big fish.

Helpful links for more in-depth research on snorkeling at this location:

Photos of snorkeling at Sebastian Inlet State Park

Sebastian Inlet Web Cam - awesome!


Sebastian Inlet is famous for its surfing possibilities. Monster Hole is a break just outside the inlet. It's also a good dive spot.
 
 

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